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HMD Global Reps “Confirm” a Bigger Flagship is in the Works, Could be the Nokia 9

A report published by the folks over at NokiaPowerUser recently claimed that HMD Global is working on another flagship device bigger than the Nokia 8. Citing HMD Global reps, a Russian report has now “confirmed” that the company is indeed working on a flagship smartphone with a bigger screen size than the Nokia 8, which was made official yesterday.

Here’s a rough translation of what the HMD Global reps had mentioned to the Russian website:

“Well, as a cherry on the cake representatives of HMD Global made a hint that in the future we are waiting for another smartphone – with a larger screen than in Nokia 8, to meet the needs of absolutely all users.”

According to previous rumors, the Nokia 9 will feature a 5.5-inch or 5.7-inch sized display, which is more in line with other 2017 flagship smartphones. While the key specs of the smartphone are far from confirmed at this point, it is believed that the Nokia 9 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core 64-bit SoC under the hood, paired with up to 8GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the smartphone could pack 128GB of built-in storage, with a microSD card slot for further expansion. In the camera department, the Nokia 9 is expected to be identical to the Nokia 8 with 13MP dual ZEISS cameras at the rear and a 13MP selfie snapper with ZEISS optics on the front. However, the Nokia 9 is rumored to offer quite a few advantages over the Nokia 8. Some of these include an iris scanner, higher IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, and a more distinct design with slim bezels on the front. Naturally, with a few significant upgrades over the Nokia 8, the Nokia 9 will not be as “affordable” as the Nokia 8. In Europe, the Nokia 9 could be priced at 749 euros, putting it very close to the Samsung Galaxy S8 in terms of pricing. That said, the Nokia 9 still remains a rumored device, so we do suggest taking all of the above info with a few grains of salt.